This report documents the construction of an experimental retaining wall using full height fascia panels in Glenwood Canyon. Previous use of this type of earth reinforced retaining wall resulted in alignment problems because of differential settlement of the earth mass beneath the panels. Reinforced earth company, the designer of the wall, modified the erection procedure to compensate for this. A five-panel wall, twenty two feet height was constructed and instrumented for panel settlements and stresses in the reinforcing steel. The analysis shows that high stresses developed in the steel, while the alignment problem was acceptable. A recommendation was made to increase the amount of steel on the tension side of the panel by 42% (12 number seven bars versus 10 number five bars). An implementation of this type of retaining wall will have to adhere to the recommended increase in reinforcing steel. A continued observation of the test panels is under wa and the finding will be covered in the final report on this project after a one-year observation period. (Author) period. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Colorado Department of Highways

    Division of Transportation Planning, 4201 East Arkansas Ave.
    Denver, CO  United States  80222

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Hutter, W
    • Jiang, S S
  • Publication Date: 1985-4

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 58 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00451767
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CDOH-DTP-R-85-9
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1988 12:00AM